Lake Martin


Lake Level
483.01 FEET
Full Pool: 490.0
History, Alerts, More...
click here
Lake Martin News

Going to the Gulf Coast for Spring Break?

Date: 2/6/2016

Going to the Emerald Coast - Gulf of Mexico this year for Spring Break? If you are coming from Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, may find yourself driving through Phenix City, Alabama...well, things have changed in this small, friendly southern area!! Check out what is happening on the Chattahoochee River

Read More

Alabama team leads headed into Bassmasters final day

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 2/5/2016 7:40:00 PM

A University of Alabama team is still in the lead at the Bassmaster College Series Southern Regional at Wind Creek State Park, but not the day one leaders of Caiden Sinclair and Hunter Gibson. Sinclair’s and Gibson’s teammates, John Davis and Payton

Read More

Wind hooks anglers at Bassmasters College tourney at Lake Martin

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 2/5/2016 7:26:00 AM

A lot of the anglers taking part in the Bassmaster College Southern Regional on Lake Martin this week thought they would like to have a late draw to get a little extra time fishing – that is until the wind arrived. “It was tough out there,” Bethel

Read More

Johnson Outdoors signs multi-year premier sponsorship with B.A.S.S.

Outdoors FIRST

Date: 2/4/2016 10:09:00 PM

But before the Classic, the new Premier partnership kicked off Jan. 28-30 at Florida's Kissimmee Chain of Lakes with the 2016 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open and will continue with two college events, the Southern Regional Feb. 4-6 at Alabama's Lake Martin

Read More

University Of Alabama Team Grabs Early Lead On Lake Martin

Fishing World

Date: 2/4/2016 9:13:00 PM

(Feb 4, 2016 - Alexander City, AL) When fishing a bass tournament on Lake Martin, anglers often use one of two strategies. They’ll either target the lake’s massive population of spotted bass — which are smaller, but easier to catch — or they’ll

Read More

8:43:40 AM
2/20/2016 - Alabama Bass Trail
4/16/2016 - Old 280 Boogie
What's New!
Featured Business
7361 Hwy 49 S
Dadeville, AL 36853
Add your business
Lake Martin Businesses
Boating / Waterfront
Food / Beverages
Home / Construction
Real Estate
Tourism / Recreation
Professional Services

View Sponsor Details | View By Category | Add Your Business Here

• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,150 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is a man-made reservoir located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama on the Tallapoosa River. It was formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.

One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
Lake Martin Restaurants
Nearby Lakes
14 miles
17 miles
27 miles
30 miles
35 miles
37 miles
39 miles
40 miles

Quick Links
Lake Martin News
Lake Martin Photos
Lake Martin Videos

About Us
Contact Us
Site Map
Search Site
Advertise With Us

Copyright 2016, Lakes Online
Privacy    |    Legal